Remains found 'yet to be identified' as missing Irish vet

Police investigating the disappearance of Irish vet Catherine Gowing have found human remains in Sealand, Flintshire, North Wales Police said today.

Officers from the North Wales Police Search Teams and the Regional Underwater Search Team discovered the remains in a "shallow pool within the field known locally as the 'Lum'”, Senior Investigating Officer DCI Mark Pierce said.

Catherine Gowing has not been seen since Friday 12th October
Catherine Gowing has not been seen since Friday 12th October Credit: North Wales Police

DCI Pierce continued, “At this time those remains have yet to be formally identified as this will require medical as well as forensic examination. A post mortem is planned for later today".

"At this time we are not able to comment further, however Catherine Gowing’s family have been informed of this distressing development and clearly our thoughts are with them at this very difficult time".

"I would ask that they be allowed privacy to come to terms with this news,” he added.

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Missing vet remains found

Human remains found on the banks of a river have been identified as those of missing vet Catherine Gowing, police said. The remains were found near the River Dee in Higher Ferry, Chester, on Friday.